Otter’s Bend Lodge earns 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence

We’re pleased to announce that Otter's Bend Lodge has been recognized with a 2019 Certificate of Excellence, based on the consistently good reviews earned on TripAdvisor.

We would like to thank everyone once again for voting for us.
The Otter's Bend Lodge Team.


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  • Otter's Bend Lodge is full of interest and whimsy. You'll find fascinating old artefacts, abundant biodiversity, nooks and crannies and extremely interesting people.
  • The double and twin rooms open onto a deck set in the forest.
  • The Franschhoek River runs through the property - a haven of birdsong and frogs chirping.
  • Mark is a collector of old wagons and has restored many...
  • Yes, this is a pumpkin! You'll find an astounding assortment of fruits and unusual vegetables in our organic vegetable garden.
  • The family room has it's own private patio overlooking the forest.
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Otter’s Bend Lodge is a unique, boutique travellers’ lodge, situated on the banks of the Franschhoek River in the heart of the famous Cape Winelands.

It is known for its relaxed farm atmosphere embraced by nature, with the sound of birds, frogs and rippling stream water.

Surrounded by incredible mountains and famous wine farms, it is in walking distance of Franschhoek village — the gourmet capital of South Africa. Wine tasting, hiking, biking, horse riding and many other activities are on the doorstep

Projects and Volunteering

Otter’s Bend Lodge supports the Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve in its endeavours to preserve the Biodiversity of the area and encourage awareness of how man and nature can live in harmony. This includes projects to enhance the education of local children and upgrade the environments of certain communities.

Should you wish to volunteer and get involved in any of these projects please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..